In my review for Fresh Off the Boat, I wrote a lot about how Eddie’s love of rap (and his parents befuddlement about it), Eddie’s experience with a racist black kid and the lack of Asian-American representation only taps the top of the iceberg of black-Asian relations.
As I wrote last week, How to Get Away with Murder is a great show, but it’s also a show whose “OMG” moments last as long as the show is still on. Once the episode is over, then it’s time to go to bed and forget it. Again, this is not a condemnation of the show, but this is just what the show’s like.
A lot has happened since the first synopsis of the Sleepy Hollow season 2 finale was released. A lot of it consisted of a small uproar among some of the #Sleepyheads. I’ve already given my reasons why I’m not outraged, which you can read here, but if you were outraged, then guess what? You can calm down now. There’s new information from Kurtzman/Orci’s Aaron Baiers, who, as this Twitter user stated:
— Elaina (@Elaina__G) February 6, 2015
Malia Dawkins is known for her acting work on shows like Jonas and Wizards of Waverly Place, but now she’s adding the titles of screenwriter and producer to her list of talents.
Dawkins’ first film, Rapunzel Jackson, created through her production company East to West Productions, is set to show at Los Angeles’ Pan African Film Festival, and I was excited to speak with Dawkins about the film, which focuses on a girl who gets her first perm. We also discussed black women’s complicated relationship with hair, the self-placed boundaries between natural and permed hair, and where the conversations about both hair types can meet in the middle.
Rapunzel Jackson is directed by Dabling Harward (who, as Dawkins said, was a “dream director,”) and stars Morgan Ashley in the title role. The rest of the cast includes Dawkins, Juanita Jennings, Haley Powell, Coley Speaks, Bruce Lemon, Demitris Dajoun and Marissa Herrera. Rapunzel Jackson will screen at the Pan African Film Festival this Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:10pm and Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1:40pm. You can learn more at the festival’s site.
A couple of days ago, I uploaded the Magic Mike XXL poster, which is now one of the top trending posts on COLOR. No surprise there, right? Well, now I’ve got the trailer for you. If you missed it when it premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, watch it right here!
Synopsis (ABC): It’s the 90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. “Fresh Off the Boat” is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
“Fresh Off the Boat” is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Kahn and executive produced by Jake Kasdan.
Starring: Hudson Yang (Eddie), Randall Park (Louis), Constance Wu (Jessica), Forrest Wheeler (Emery) and Ian Chen (Evan)
Empire is really introducing some hard “OMG” moments now with the episode “Dangerous Bonds.” I don’t know what I’m excited/scared for the most—Andre tearing his brothers apart or Cookie running for her life now that she’s got some powerful gangsters killed!
You might have read my EW Community interview with Marcus Scribner, who plays Andre Jr. on black-ish. Now, you can read how he honed his talent with my interview with his acting coach and CEO of Hollywood’s Sterling Studio, Constance Tillotson.
As you read below, you’ll see how Tillotson became one of the industry’s best acting coaches, her method of teaching, and some advice she has for those wanting to get in the acting business. At the end of the article, you’ll know why she believes that “cultivating the mindset of mastery” is best approach not only to acting, but to all aspects of life.
I’ve read the season finale of Sleepy Hollow, “Tempus Fugit.” I already have seen several fans on Tumblr go off about the finale description, but take a look at the description for yourself and then read what I have to say about it.
What do I really need to say about Magic Mike XXL? I’ll just let the poster speak for itself: